Before I get flamed here, I have searched the interwebs, this forum, and have read the official uniform guide. Also, my apologies for what will likely be a lengthy post. I understand there is the approved and official Sea Scout uniform, but there’s also ships that adopt the legacy uniforms, or even those who wear US Navy style uniforms.
I was a former Council Bos’n for Central Florida Council, 2001-2003, so my knowledge of sea scouting is a bit dated. I am also a current Senior Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy which is why I’d like clarity on the topic.
It is my understanding that Sea Scouts have the official blue dickie’s-style uniform, but are also authorized to wear the dress blues (with tar flap but modified piping) as well as dress whites for formal events. I also understand that youth who attain Quartermaster are authorized to wear the officer variants of the aforementioned uniforms the same as the adult leaders would.
What I dont know is the wearing of the khaki uniform. I’ve seen some images of sea scouts wearing khakis when i search the web, but cant find any sort of instruction or even any insignia for sale for that uniform. Am I correct to assume that both adults and Quartermaster qualified youth are authorized khakis as well (similar to E7+ for the Navy)?
Can we wear khakis, and if so, where do I find the insignia for sale?